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The TiP Weekly: Instagram hits milestone, Apple Watch enters production, the jailbreaking continues…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

$1B well spent: Instagram hits 300,000,000 users, surpasses Twitter

Photo-sharing network Instagram today announced that it has hit 300,000,000 active users. That’s a huge leap from the 200,000,000 users it touted in March of this year — a 50% increase in the last nine months alone. From its 300 million active users come 70 million photos and videos each day. What’s more, the company that Facebook paid a cool $1…

Instagram launches Bolt, its Snapchat competitor, in selected regions

Photo-sharing service Instagram has launched its new app Bolt in selected regions. Bolt, a Snapchat-style messaging app, is the latest attempt by Instagram and its owners Facebook to dethrone Snapchat as the ephemeral messaging app of choice. Instagram has quietly launched the one-tap photo sharing app in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa, for…

Instagram adds new editing features, hopes to be your only photo app

Today, Instagram has announced it will begin rolling out version 6.0 of the popular photo sharing app. The update includes a number of photo-editing tools as Instagram aims to be your only photo app. “We wanted to give people the ability to play with photos and not have to pay,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told Re/code in an interview….

Instagram previews Instagram Direct at NYC event

Instagram said it had something to show us at its New York City event this morning. We guessed it might be some sort of messaging functionality, and it seems as if we were right. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom just previewed Instagram Direct, a new way to share photos and videos on the service with just the people you want to see them. Instagram…

Instagram to add instant messaging capabilities soon, report says

Photo oriented social network Instagram, which recently added video-sharing capabilities to it’s mobile apps, is now looking for a further way to add further value to the platform. The answer? Messaging. Or, at least, that’s what a report from GigaOm suggests: Well-placed sources tell us that the company is gearing up to launch new private messaging…

iPhone 5s camera praised by National Geographic photographer

In a blog post over at Proof.NationalGeographic.com, photographer Jim Richardson posted a selection of images from his recent trip around the Scottish Highlands. He reports: With intense use (I’ve made about 4,000 pictures in the last four days) I’ve discovered that the iPhone 5S is a very capable camera. The color and exposures are amazingly good,…